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Friday, March 14, 2008

Brothers in arms

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Rosewood High School seniors and Little River volunteer firefighters Eric Jones, left, Byron Cavenaugh and Bryan Jones sit inside the athletic office at Rosewood High. For more information see Football and fighting fires help keep these friends...

Police Chief resignation roils Pikeville

PIKEVILLE -- The resignation of Pikeville Police Chief Ken Barrett is causing some uproar in town, at least with one former commissioner and citizens circulating a petition for the chief's return. Former Commissioner Johnny Weaver, who chose not to run...

Goldsboro disbands resident group

District 1 resident and Mayor's Neighborhood Committee member Frankie Anna Lewis wants to know why Goldsboro officials are not continuing the group organized to bring residents' concerns to the city leadership. Mayor Al King said he originally set up the...

Football and fighting fires help keep these friends together

These three "brothers" -- two of them by birth -- do everything together. They fight fires, go to Rosewood High School, play football and work at Builder's Discount Center. Twins Eric and Bryan Jones, 18, and their lifelong friend Byron...

Commission hopefuls to get briefing Monday

Faced with 17 candidates -- incumbents and newcomers -- running for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, first in the May 6 primary and then in the November general election, County Manager Lee Smith is organizing an information session to...

Republican Reeves files for Senate District 12

For Nena Reeves, candidate for the Republican nomination for state Senate District 12, of all the problems facing Raleigh, the one at the root is the need to change the capital's culture and attitude. "We need to restore confidence in...

Democrat Carroll seeks Senate District 12 seat

Currently in his fourth term as a member of the Johnston County Board of Education, Democrat Kay Carroll is hoping to make the jump to state politics as he runs for his party's nomination for the open Senate District 12...

AK-47 fired in Goldsboro

An assault weapon was fired into two residences in Courtyard Circle apartments Thursday afternoon, but police have no witnesses willing to talk, Sgt. Chad Calloway said. No one was injured. One man was arrested on an existing warrant, but police...

Public record

Break-in arrests Goldsboro police say two city teenagers are responsible for a break-in last month that victimized Kimberly Butler of Olivia Lane, Investigator Dwayne Bevell said. Quinton Jerrod Huggins, 17, Wilmington Avenue and Auston Hobbs, 17, Johnston Lane, are charged...

Three enter pleas for roles in murder

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three cousins pleaded guilty to plotting the death of Mount Olive's Russell Lee Nickelson this week, all receiving 15- to 18-month sentences in plea deals with prosecutors, court records show. Another man, Robert "Bobby" Leach has already...

Goldsboro looking to fill two positions

The City of Goldsboro is looking for a couple good men or women to run its Human Resources and Community Development departments. With the application period closng today, the Human Resources director will provide guidance and implement policies for city...